As much as I love my Mules and the whole Mule project, a Moran is a very similar size knife in a "baseline" steel that comes with a sheath. If you're not a real steel freak and don't want to deal with getting handles or a sheath done, it sounds like you want a Moran...or maybe a StreetBeat if you want something fancier. I've felt for years that the Moran was underrated as an all-around knife, even though I understand that's what Bill Moran had intended for the design. I think it was pigeon-holed as a "hunting knife" and it excels in that realm, but it doesn't stop there. Apparently, the USAF agreed with regards to the drop point Moran.phillipsted wrote:I concur, rycen. The MuleTeam project is all about the steel.
Instead of a Mule Kit, why not just buy a Moran?
I have to agree also. You can always but whatever mule is currently out and have a set of reference scales from Halpern and get a ready made sheth from Christina. So what you are asking for kinda already exists. Asking Spyderco to sell it all seems like it would just drive the cost up more.rycen wrote:Doesn't that go against the concept of the Mule team project?
I agree with Paul. I have 4 Mules because I like the blade shape and the solid feel of the type4 Halpern handles. I can tell some differences between the vg-10 and Superblue, but my inclinations are based on my segregated subjective use of the 3 materials. Not scientific at all.The Deacon wrote:Guess the most important question would be "what percentage of each of the Mules offered to date were purchased by folks who do (or really intend to do) comparative testing". As with most things, I could be wrong, but I suspect it's a fairly low number and would be considerably lower if we were to specify "scientifically sound comparative testing".